Shaping the Future of Agriculture Through Grassroots Policy Development

Your Voice, Our Policy: Join the Movement!

Purpose of the Committee

At the heart of the Fulton County Farm Bureau® is our pride in a farmer member-controlled, grassroots policy development process. This process ensures that our policies are not only reflective of our members’ collective voice but are also well-researched, thoroughly debated, and responsibly crafted. Our bottom-up approach guarantees that the policies we advocate are clear, reasonable, and represent the best interests of the agricultural community.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Policy Development Committee is tasked with:

  • Identifying Potential Issues: Surfacing issues that may impact local, state, and national agriculture.
  • Debating and Studying: Engaging in informed debate and comprehensive study of these issues.
  • Drafting Policy Recommendations: Formulating well-considered policy recommendations to address these issues effectively.
  • Presenting to Members: Sharing these recommendations with our members at the county annual meeting for approval and adoption.

Time Commitment

Members of the Policy Development Committee are expected to:

  • Participate in Committee Meetings: Engage in discussions and planning sessions.
  • Collaborate with Experts: Interact with resource people for better insight into the issues.
  • Attend Training and Issue Meetings: Stay informed and up-to-date on relevant topics and methodologies.
  • Prepare Resolutions: Draft clear and actionable resolutions for the annual meeting.
  • Present at the County Annual Meeting: Communicate the committee’s recommendations to the wider membership for discussion and adoption.

Get Involved

Your participation in the Policy Development Committee is a chance to directly influence the policies that shape agriculture in Fulton County and beyond. Whether you are deeply experienced in agricultural matters or passionate about the future of farming, your input is invaluable.

Join Us Today!

If you are interested in contributing to the development of sound, responsible agricultural policies, we welcome you to join the Fulton County Farm Bureau® Policy Development Committee. Call or email to have a seat on the PDC!

For more information on how to join or contribute to the Policy Development Committee, please contact us at fultonfb@att.net or 309-547-3011.

Fulton County Farm Bureau® – Farm. Family. Food.

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